Monday, November 12, 2012

NaBloPoMo Day 12: reliving the music of The College Years

Since I've met Inspector Climate, I don't listen to music that much any more. We have slightly different tastes in music for one. But mostly, I just never think of listening to music.

But I've been making an effort to listen to music on my walk to and from yoga a few days a week.

I'm not sure why, but I've been drawn to music that I listened to obsessively in college:

Scissor Sisters - Better Luck

I listened to the song on repeat throughout my sophomore year of college. A guy I was dating (and I use that term EXTRAORDINARILY loosely) had gone out on a date with another girl that summer and had kind of stopped talking to me for awhile.

And I convinced myself that I'd have better luck next time.  That this time I'd "stretched my imagination."

Whenever I hear this song, I think of him. I think of how we hurt each other over and over. I think about how a day wouldn't go by that I didn't think of him back then, and now I'm only reminded when this song comes up.  I'm so grateful that after a few "next time's" I had much better luck. 


  1. I don't listen to music much either... it just never occurs to me. Isn't it funny though how a song you used to listen to a lot in the past can bring up so many old memories from that time period?

  2. I also don't listen to music as much. I used to listen in the car, but now that I mostly take the bus, I need something more distracting (like podcasts, or a lobotomy).

    My sister and I were talking last night about a song we used to listen to all the time as tweens/teenagers about the singer being happy to have been hurt by a guy because it made her recognize how awesome her current relationship was. With the benefit of hindsight, I am definitely grateful for all the guys who hurt me back in the day.

  3. This is why I love (and sometimes hate!) music. It has such a capacity to remind us of times in our life.

  4. Music has changed so much..the way we get it. I don't ever listen to the radio anymore. I can't really say how I even find music.

    Yet, it is interesting how one song can stick and mean so many things to us.

    Very interesting post.

  5. Isn't it crazy how one song can take you back, no matter how long it's been.

    I listen to quite a bit of music and I have really eclectic taste.

  6. It still amazes me how powerful music can be- bringing back memories we have associated with them. I pump up the volume in the car when the radio plays college tunes..Gin Blossoms, Smashing Pumpkins..